Our goal is to prepare youth to identify gaps in liberty in their school and community and to teach them the skills necessary to close those gaps. Through our unique curriculum, we teach students concrete steps to making change and empower students to apply these skills to a Community Action Project to improve their neighborhood and surrounding community.
The Young Heroes Outreach Program is a yearlong initiative for students in grades 4-8. Our curriculum is written with suggested differentiated activities to serve every participating student. In addition, our YHOP Educators work collaboratively with participating faculty advisors to make each lesson successful for every class.
Participating faculty advisors will be responsible to schedule and teach ten 45 minute long lessons. These lessons can be taught once a week or twice a week, depending on the preference of the faculty advisor and their class schedule. Once the lessons have been completed, the faculty advisor is responsible for holding weekly Club meetings to support the students in the planning and implementation of their Community Action Project. Faculty advisors must attend a training at the beginning of the school year and will have opportunities to continued learning.
Thanks to the contributions of many generous corporations, foundations, and individuals who sponsor the Young Heroes Outreach Program, we are able to provide YHOP to Philadelphia-area public, charter, and parochial schools at no charge.
Each participating faculty advisor team will receive an honorarium upon completion of each phase of the program. They will also be invited to participate in future Professional Development Workshops hosted at the museum at a free or reduced rate.
Yes! Our program kicks-off with an all expenses paid trip to the National Liberty Museum for a 90 minute tour led by our Museum Educators.
We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Use the form below to apply.
Contact Alan Holmes, YHOP Coordinator at 215-925-2800 ext. 107 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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